Wellington, FL-Everyone remembers the incredible partnership between Lingh and Edward Gal, whether at the 2005 FEI World Cup Dressage Finals where they were second or at any of the other numerous CDIs and championship shows where they won classes and hearts worldwide. Once again fans will have the joy of watching the partnership for the first time since Lingh's sale to Grand Prix rider Karin Reid Offield in 2006. The pair will perform at the Flyinge Stallion Show on March 13 in Sweden, and excitement is already beginning to build. This news comes on the heels of a very exciting few months for the handsome bay stallion. He was recently approved by the Swedish studbook, and his son Beau was named Reserve Champion Colt at the KWPN stallion approvals in February.
"I am thrilled to have Edward ride Lingh," says owner Karin Reid Offield, who successfully competed with Lingh in both the U.S. and Europe. "Along with all their fans, I am looking forward to watching them demonstrate the connection I know will never be lost." For ticketing and hotel information, contact http://www.flyinge.se
Earlier this year Lingh was approved by the Swedish Warmblood Association. His outstanding results in sport along with his completion of a strict veterinary inspection and conformation evaluation resulted in his approval. Following the Flyinge Stallion Show, Lingh will attend four more stallion shows across Sweden. (The schedule can be found at http://www.lingh.nl
.) Offield continues, "We are very pleased to have Lingh approved in the Swedish studbook. I have spoken with many breeders and they are excited to add his blood to their Swedish mares. Our upcoming tour of Sweden will be an excellent opportunity to meet with the Swedish breeders and learn more about their bloodlines and for them to see Lingh in person."
Although Lingh was bred on a limited basis due to his busy performance career, his young offspring are beginning to demonstrate his potential as an impactful sire. His son Beau, out of the Star mare Sweetie W by Ferro, was awarded the Reserve Champion title at the 2009 KWPN stallion approvals in 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. Over 900 young stallions began the approval process, and Beau was one of 26 youngsters to receive approval. After receiving impressive marks and comments, Beau was part of the Select Stallion sale where he sold for 195,000 euros (more than $247,000), the highest priced dressage stallion and second highest priced horse overall. Bred and registered by Jan Lamers and Mrs. Van de Goor, Beau shows the tremendous movement and excellent conformation of his father. "Beau is a wonderful example of the quality offspring that Lingh produces," Offield says. A large collection of offspring video, as well as Lingh competition footage is being compiled on Lingh's official website http://www.lingh.nl
On American soil, Lingh's son Landmark VT, out of the Jorn mare Odet II, has also been earning accolades. He was the winner of the ISR/OLD Two Year Old and Younger class with an impressive 80.40% at last year's Dressage at Devon. He also earned Reserve Champion Colt and Reserve Champion Young Horse at Dressage at Lexington. Landmark VT was bred by Virginia Tech as a result of a donated breeding by Offield. "We try to find little opportunities to give back to the industry. To have Landmark VT become so successful at such a young age is a tremendous reward," Offield explains. "The young colt is now for sale by Virginia Tech and we are all looking forward to seeing him develop under saddle as he matures."
Lingh is not the only Offield Farm stallion earning recognition. Hexagon's Louisville, the 2006 Grand Prix Adult Amateur USDF Horse of the Year, was well represented last season in Europe by his daughter Wonderella, out of the Rubiquil mare Hexagon's Sinderella. Wonderella competed in the World Championships for Young Horses in Verden Germany with rider Raz Nitzani. The mare received an 8.0 for her trot, a 7.5 for her canter and an overall score of 7.38 in the 5-Year-Old Finals. "Louisville was a wonderful horse for me and for his rider in the Netherlands. I am not at all surprised that his offspring are beginning to show their talent in sport." Louisville, by Burggraaf out of the Vesins XX mare Wenda, was part of the Dutch B Team that included Jazz and Idocus, among others. With Offield, he was invited to compete in the 2006 USEF National Freestyle Championships where he was sixth in the Grand Prix and eighth in the Grand Prix Freestyle. Both Louisville and Lingh are represented by Hassler Dressage in the United States.
To learn more about Lingh, Louisville and Offield Farms visit http://www.offieldfarms.com
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Photo Caption: Edward Gal & Karin Reid Offield
Photo credit: Louisa Davidson
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